Thanks to everyone for participating and spreading the word about the importance of getting our children outdoors! I really enjoyed meeting so many new people and visiting new blogs from all over the world!
Let me tell you, getting my girls outdoors everyday is easy over here, but posting it everyday just about killed me! However, I will do it again next April, but for now we will change the Outdoor Challenge up a bit; keep getting out everyday, but you only need to post a favorite picture of your child(ren) or activity on Mondays. Two buttons to choose from (or keep the one Kari made, since the challenge is a little different I thought a new button might be in order). I need to get the hubs to get an http code for them.
If you leave me the OK that you are in for continuing the challenge leave a comment stating so. I will make a new link love list that I will tag onto my Monday posts. I will also include a participant of the week if I can, that was one of my favorite parts to last month’s challenge. If you need ideas for the great outdoors I found this great article- 50 Ways to Get Kids Hooked on the Outdoors; I especially love the outdoor game of tic tac-toe in the dirt! (Photo below taken by Fauna)
Onward with something new- The Nature Swap
I was thinking of setting up a little nature swap as well. I could pair up everyone with a partner from a different state and we swap treasures that have been ethically collected from nature. Of course check state and country laws if in question, but you could always include photos or pictures and not the actual items. Some of our favorite gifts from bloggers have been little legal goodies found in nature or drawings of nature.
OK to trade-
- pressed leaves and flowers
- arthropod sheds
- reptile sheds
- pieces of fur
- casts of animal tracks
- cleaned skulls, bones
- cocoons or chrysalids that have already hatched
- mushroom spore prints
Not OK to trade-
**don’t want to spread invasives
Would be nice to include-
***If you want to be included in the nature swap please send an email to me at crinklebein at yahoo dot com, please include your name and address. I will leave sign-ups open through Friday of next week. Please include the words Nature Swap in the subject of the email (I get so many emails daily, I don’t want to miss yours). Be sure to tell me ages of children as well, maybe could end up being pen pals! The swap will take place the last week of June, so everyone has a full month to gather swap material.
Questions? Leave me a comment here.